Ethical guidelines for publicación


Journal of Tourism and Heritage research (JTHR) is an interdisciplinary publication whose main objective is the dissemination of the experiences and results of research in the field of tourism and his management. In this journal articles that constitute an original contribution will be published.. 

Authors, editors, and reviewers are expected to be aware of, and comply with, best practice in publication ethics.

  • Authors are expected to be aware of, and comply with, best practice in publication ethics specifically but not limited to authorship (for example avoidance of ghost or guest authorship), dual submission, plagiarism, manipulation of figures, competing interests and compliance with policies on research ethics. Details are provided below or in related documents
  • Reviewers and editors are required to treat manuscripts fairly and in confidence, and to declare any competing interests.

We will vigorously investigate allegations of research or publication misconduct whether raised by anonymous or non-anonymous parties, and we protect the confidentiality of whistleblowers where possible. We reserve the right to contact authors’ institutions, funders or regulatory bodies if needed.

 For cases involving data or image concerns the original data underlying the result(s) in question may be requested. We will take steps to correct or clarify the scientific record if necessary, which may include issuing a correction, expression of concern, or retraction.

If you have any concerns about potential misconduct, please email the journal. Address correspondence to the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Chief Editor, or Editorial Director as appropriate. Concerned readers should not rely solely on posting their comments on blogs, social media or other third party websites to make us aware of concerns, but should ensure to contact the journal directly.


Plagiarism is not acceptable in JTHR submissions. Plagiarized content will not be considered for publication.

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:

  • Directly copying text from other sources without attribution
  • Copying ideas, images, or data from other sources without attribution
  • Reusing text from your own previous publications without attribution or agreement of the editor
    • Exception: Reusing text from the Methods section in the author’s previous publications, with attribution to the source, is acceptable.
  • Using an idea from another source with slightly modified language without attribution

If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we may issue a correction or retract the paper, as appropriate. We reserve the right to inform authors' institutions about plagiarism detected either before or after publication. 

We expect that editors and reviewers will be vigilant in their evaluation of JTHR submissions and will notify the journal about any plagiarism identified.


We are committed to ensuring the integrity of the peer review process.  All submitted material should be treated as strictly confidential until published.

The peer review process is confidential to all parties. Correspondence as part of the review process is also to be treated confidentially by all parties, including authors.

Authors may provide basic details about the nature of the research presented in manuscripts currently under review.

Editors and reviewers are required to treat all submitted manuscripts in strict confidence and should not share information about submissions with any other parties unless previously agreed with the editor. The involvement of a third party in the review must be declared at the time of the submission of the review.

We expect that editors and reviewers will not make use of any material or take advantage of any information they gain through the peer review process.

We will follow up on any and all breaches of confidentiality.